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DANAABDALLAH 3927 adams Lane NE, SEATTLE WA 98105 (847) 648-0364 DABDALLAH3@GMAIL. COM



University of Washington

IM-BIM Studio. 2012 Funded by: Eppstien

-Masters in Architecture


Expected graduation December 2015

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Desire to contribute to the professional field of Design; focusing on Architecture, Urban Planing, and Graphic Design.


Uhen Architects Professor: Gil Snyder and Jim Dicker

Focus: learning revit, and proficiently using it as a modeling and design tool.

-Bachelors in Architecture GRADUATE dec. 2012

SKILLS Architectural Design, Drawing, Drafting, Hybrid Rendering, and 3d Modeling. Proficient in: Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, rhino, Microstation

October 2012: New York Field Study PARIS/LONDON Study Abroad Wintertern 2011-2012

Field study: space and culture in Paris.

Won the SARUP Invitational Design Charette. 2010 Competition with Herbert Dreiseitl.

Institute for Ecological Design




Emerald Glen Stables. 2013-present

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Inde-



Professor Robert Hutchison co-supported Javier Sanchez

Two Week Mexico City field Study Focus:

Tower Hill Stables. 2008-2012 Equestrian Specialist

Key Element Farm. 1995-1997 Farm Management and Horse trainer


A Story to be Told

Museum of ladders

Precedent Study

The High Rise

capsi campus

capsi campus design, Center for civil rights and labor history. Seattle,Washington University of washington march_arch500 Professor Sharon Sutton

Fostering a catalistic growth, while embracing the identity of the community (the central district) was the goal of the design of the Center for civil rights. The central district has two main arteries, the campus will act as a unifying element connecting the main arteries creating a core that will spiral new growth and development within the district.

External forces carving away at the building, opening up the building., Inviting the community and public inside.

The green wall creates a texture that will stir curiosity, while filtering the gray water, which is important because the site is at a lower elevation. Sustainability reaching geography and ecology of the site generating a ethical stance.

Circulation penetrates the green wall which is adjacent to the large atrium.

The High Rise, Milwaukee WI. university of wisconsin-milwaukee Senior: IP-BIM Studio Coordinator: Gil Snyder RA and James Dicker RA Team of: Dana Abdallah, Derek Vosters, and Tony Chitwood

Located in downtown Milwaukee, the site of the high rise is monumental to growth and redevelopment in the city. Currently the heart of Milwaukee is divided into two separate parts, the Third Ward and Downtown. This high rise proposal would mend the break in the city and allow for redevelopment, offering a new face to Milwaukee. The drawing is showing how the bridge will mend the two parts of the city.

The site of the high rise sits on a 28 foot plinth, severing any foot traffic that may be present on the street level. This design gracefully addresses the sectional change throughout the site with a large bridge that connects downtown Milwaukee and the Third ward. The bridge does a good job connecting the city scale; however it also is interconnected with the high rise. It successfully creates entrances into the building, along with connecting the plinth level with the surrounding landscape. This monumental bridge is what drove the design of the high rise. The diagrams below are showing how the bridge is interacting with the building.

The structure in the building and the bridge are quite interesting together, they are two different systems but yet are interconnected to create an integral design. The building is based upon a rigid framed structure, and within that frame the floor plates and the curtin walls are hung. The hanging condition is also carried out through the bridge. The bridge is suspended from a series of beams that span the bridge. This system allows the bridge to go off the structural grid and create dynamic spaces. Details are very important within the building. Details create a warm intricacy throughout the building, a thoughtfulness that is carried out through the entirety.

Precedent Study: Villa Terrace, Milwaukee Wi. university of wisconsin-milwaukee Junior studio. ARCH 410 Coordinator: Karl Wallick. RA, LEED AP Adjunct Professor: Darren Hoppa. RA, LEED AP

Villa Terrace is a historical building in Milwaukee right on the coast of Lake Michigan. The origins of the building date back to the renaissance period. The objective of this project was to showcase the essence of the building and the time period through a model and a drawing. A means to study historical notions of design and applying them to present day architecture. Camouflaged within the Lake Michigan bluff, the Villa terrace acts as a transition sectionally from the city level to the lake level. The flawless yet dramatic transition makes for a very memorable experience throughout the greater realm of the site. The building itself reinforces that notion of procession, the procession throughout the site and expanding the site. The building is organized into nodes and each node is interconnected with each other to create a flawless yet distinguishable transition. What is really special about these nodes is the spacial overlap between them, which act as transitional

Museum of ladders Seattle,Washington University of Washington march_arch501 Professor JIM NICHOLLS

Located in the heart of Pioneer square the contextual fabric does not allow for public space on street level, a space for people to pause and enjoy their surroundings. The design of the museum for ladders embraces the unique program, taking ladders out of their context and portraying them in a different fashion. Within the context this building not only enriches the community culturally, but also engages the community on many different levels. From the street level the building is cantilevered 14 feet above grade, opening up the street edge allowing the design to foster a community gathering space.

Inspired by the ethereal qualities of Japanese gardens, this museum for ladders is structured to guide the occupants to specific nodes, starting at street level and working up to the top, nodes that offer a reflective or trans-formative view of the ladders.

A Story to be Told: Study Abroad Montage Field study, Space and Culture in Paris University of wisconsin-milwaukee Winter term Paris/London study abroad. Dec 2012 Coordinator: Gil Snyder. RA and Bob Greenstreet. Ph.D., R.I.B.A. Dip.Arch (Oxford). F.R.S.A.

Just a memory of past travels. Documentation of the essence of what it felt like to walk trough spaces in Paris. Emerged within the culture and history of the built environment. To study architecture from a book is one thing, it is another thing to physically travel to a building or a place and be able to experience it in person. Traveling can be the most monumental education a student can receive, it is through those experiences from traveling that I draw inspiration. This drawing was created from a combination of photography, hand drawing, and watercolor painting.

Photography A way to show perspective within the world you are living in. Life is a journey. Pictures merely capture a singular moment, but a singular moment can capture the essence of much more then just a moment. Photography can be very powerful, it has the power to surface emotion. Emotion that might have been left in the past.

DANAABDALLAH 3927 Adams lane ne Seattle , WA 98105 (847) 648- 0364

Dana Abdallah Architecture Portfolio  
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